Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Libya instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 19.0 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Libya, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 4.9 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Libya, that number is 32.5% of people.

Economy

make 12.5 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Libya, the GDP per capita is $10,000.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Libya, 9.0 women do.

be 84.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Libya, on the other hand, 10.8 children do.

be 18.2% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Libya, it is 91.0%.

have 47.8% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Libya, there are 17.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Libya, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Libya, about 20.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Libya, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.8 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Libya, that number is 1,770 km.

Libya: At a glance

Libya is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,759,540 sq km. The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar al-QADHAFI assumed leadership and began to espouse his political system at home, which was a combination of socialism and Islam. During the 1970s, QADHAFI used oil revenues to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversive and terrorist activities that included the downing of two airliners - one over Scotland, another in Northern Africa - and a discotheque bombing in Berlin. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically and economically following the attacks; sanctions were lifted in 2003 following Libyan acceptance of responsibility for the bombings and agreement to claimant compensation. QADHAFI also agreed to end Libya's program to develop weapons of mass destruction, and he made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations. Unrest that began in several Middle Eastern and North African countries in late 2010 erupted in Libyan cities in early 2011. QADHAFI's brutal crackdown on protesters spawned a civil war that triggered UN authorization of air and naval intervention by the international community. After months of seesaw fighting between government and opposition forces, the QADHAFI regime was toppled in mid-2011 and replaced by a transitional government. Libya in 2012 formed a new parliament and elected a new prime minister.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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